Period 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plans (12-7-2015)

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Serial Killer Behavioral Analysis


Serial Killers

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to behaviorally analyze a killer without teacher’s assistance with 80% accuracy in 4 of 5 trials by completion of the unit.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective:

Students will fashion their own reflective questions via based on Dr. Aadomt’s work on serial killers from Radford University that we examined last week.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide


One-on-One Murder, Modus-Operandi, signature, characteristics


Warm Up:

  1. At what age, on average, do men begin becoming serial killers? Why do you think this is?
  2. At what age, on average, do women begin to become serial killers? Why do you think this is so similar to when men begin?

Task #1:

I will be collecting the work from the two days last week you had to have a substitute.

Task #2:

Space Race –


  1. Go to M.SOCRATIVE.COM and enter the room number: “A89559B4″. 
  2. Answer the 20 questions to the best of your ability.

Task #3:

Students will now go to and develop their own 20 questions about serial killers based on Dr. Aamodt’s work.

Downloadable PDF Resource -> Serial Killer Presentation by Dr. Mike Aamodt

Task #4: 

When you finish your quiz grab a small piece of paper off the back desk and write your name on it followed by the “SOC-xxxxxxxx” number at the top of the quiz your created. This is to play it safe. With that number I can imput your work today into my own account.

Ticket Out the Door:

Downloadable PDF -> Ticket Out the Door

Downloadable PPT -> Ticket Out the Door


Period 2

Above: Period 2 students developing their reflective questions.

Below: Jesus doing a great job of showing how to use cell phones academically. He is looking at Dr. Aamodt’s original work on his phone and writing his question on his ChromeBook.

Period 3

Above: Period 3 teams racing for the best scores on the Serial Killer quiz.

Below: Students actively developing their serial killer quiz questions.

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